Fun with words and images!

One of the most wonderful aspects of travel to an English-speaking country is that we can generally understand what is being said to us and get around fairly well.  However, there are always a few words, phrases and images that have us chuckling.  The same words in the USA could have a different meaning, and sometimes that is just plain funny!  This collection of signage is intended to inform, amuse and entertain.  I certainly hope that nothing here causes offense, because it is not intended to offend anyone.  So take a look and have a little chuckle.  Those requiring some explanation have a caption underneath.  Enjoy!

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Conjunctions waste time.


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When cheese bites back!


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Your safety is our concern, but your responsibility??? Self-responsibility, what a concept.


Trolleys=shopping carts


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….. and if you don’t…..SPLAT!
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Yes, genuinely FREE fruit for your kids!
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Not sure it will stop the whining and begging, but it can’t hurt to try!

In Queensland there were several areas of straight, boring highway. The state had installed these signs as a series of trivia to help keep drivers from falling asleep!  Very clever.highway trivia2.jpghighway trivia2.jpghighway trivia 3.jpghighway trivia 1.jpg

And just in case you thought driving around Australia was not confusing….. this……

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2 thoughts on “Fun with words and images!

  1. Oh, I wanted to see these on Facebook so I could like and like several of them!!

    On 3/7/16, Its not a slow car, its a fast house!

  2. My favorite confusing road sign was one we encountered when driving in downtown Melbourne: “Right Turn From Left Lane Only”!!! We had to go around the block twice before getting in the correct lane for our right turn, and then got behind a car that had their turn signal on. We stayed right on their tail and successfully made our move!

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